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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Miles Davis 1969
March 13, 2023 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Miles Davis 1969

John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

What can I ever say about Miles Davis that would be better than anything ever said about the man? Nothing. I've been listening to Miles since my teens. I'm confident it was my father who turned me onto him, even if he didn't know a lot more about him than the fine music he was hearing.

Early on my Jazz listening was all about Blue Note Be-Bop, which Miles was the undisputed King (OK, there's Bird and Dizzy of course). I ate all that Blue Note era up! When I was at KFJC (88-97) I hosted a mid-day Jazz/Soul/Funk show on Fridays for a few years. That's when I started to do a lot of deep crate digging, driving me towards the late-60s and early 70s era Miles. WOW!

It was then that I read his autobiography "Miles". I have read that book three times and each time is better than the last! I ended up hosting a five part 15 hour Miles Davis special on KFJC. I don't feel like I even scratched the surface of what this artist created.

Tonight's show features the late, great sax player from Miles' second great quintet: Wayne Shorter. I could have chosen a show or two from his post-Miles fusion group Weather Report, but I what I'm playing for you tonight is really going to kick your ass.
You think you know Jazz? You don't Jazz until you have heard this right here.

Two shows from Miles' 1969 European tour, featuring Shorter on Sax, Chick Corea on piano/organ, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and Dave Holland on bass. The first show is from Festival Mondial du Jazz d'Antibes, La PinËde, Juan-les-Pins, France 7/26/69. The second show is from Folkets Hus, Stockholm 11/5/69. Most of the tracks are from the Bitches Brew era, and live they really come to life. The interplay between all players if beyond words.

I know you're going to dig this.

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